||Last Updated: Jan 22, 2020 - 7:05:49 PM
Local beekeepers receive international donation
- Jan 20, 2020 - 11:57:33 AM
The Apiary Program, a joint effort between the Ministry of Grand Bahama,
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation of Agriculture (IICA) and the
Bahamas Development Bank, received a boost of support on Wednesday,
January 15th from the international community. The program which began
in in 2017, offered training and ultimately financing to young people,
resulting in the establishment of several businesses that produce honey
and other bee related products on Grand Bahama...
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty announces 2019 Agent Circle Of Excellence (ACE) Recipients
- Jan 20, 2020 - 11:48:41 AM
George Damianos, Chief Executive Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s
International Realty, and Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer, are
pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Agent Circle of
Excellence Award (ACE).
Shane Cash, who focuses predominantly on
sales in the Hope Town, Abaco, market earned the title for June 2019
while Jacqueline Lightbourn, who focuses on sales around New Providence,
received the ACE award in December...
Disaster Reconstruction Authority and NGOs team to assist hundreds of central Abaco homeowners with repairs
- Jan 20, 2020 - 9:12:46 AM
The Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority is collaborating with NGOs
to assist hundreds of homeowners in central Abaco with repairs.
a town hall meeting Friday night at Friendship Tabernacle Church,
Central Pines, Abaco, Abaco Rescue Fund announced its commitment to
providing building supplies to area residents.
“After the storm we were heartbroken to see what had happened to The Bahamas,” said Davis Warren of Abaco Rescue Fund...
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incidents - Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered
- Jan 20, 2020 - 8:30:39 AM
on New Providence are investigation two shooting incidents Sunday, 19th
January, 2020 which have left two adult males with injuries.
the first incident, according to reports, shortly before 7:00pm, a
group of men were standing in front of a home on Samson Street, Nassau
Village, when two armed men came from a silver Honda Accord and opened
fire in their direction...
Celebration of Chinese Spring Festival
- Jan 19, 2020 - 4:19:19 PM
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peter Deveaux
Isaacs brought remarks on behalf of Minister the Hon. Darren Henfield,
at the celebration of the Chinese Spring Festival, on January 16, 2020.
Minister of Education the Hon. Jeff Lloyd; the Hon. Mr. Chief Justice
Brian M. Moree, Q.C.; Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis and
former Governor-General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite
Pindling joined People's Republic of China Ambassador His Excellency
Huang Qinguo and his wife, Madame Zheng Chuncao, at the event, held at
the British Colonial Hilton, that celebrated the upcoming start of the
Chinese New Year of The Rat...
Health Minister Thanks Samaritan’s Purse for Providing Medical Treatment to Many Post Hurricane Dorian
- Jan 19, 2020 - 4:11:42 PM
President of Samaritan’s Purse, Evangelist Franklin Graham, visited
Grand Bahama on Friday to tour Samaritan’s Purse mobile medical unit and
the Rand Memorial Hospital, which is currently being renovated
following Hurricane Dorian. During his visit he was thanked by Cabinet
Ministers on behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas for the
medical assistance Samaritan’s Purse has rendered since the passage of
Government ramps up Customs modernization with ‘Management Optimization Project’
- Jan 19, 2020 - 4:03:29 PM
The Customs Management Optimization project will commence Monday January
20, 2020 with the assistance of international Customs consultants TTEK
Inc. During the eight-month consultancy, TTEK will work with senior
management at the Customs Department and the Ministry of Finance to
reduce revenue leakages and secure further reform and revenue
enhancement within the tax collection agency...
Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority on temporary housing domes
- Jan 19, 2020 - 3:40:42 PM
The Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority is working to provide
temporary housing solutions for Bahamians displaced by Hurricane Dorian.
Government has chosen to erect temporary dome structures as one of the
solutions. Domes are under construction in Spring City, Abaco.
domes are scheduled to arrive in the country by the end of the month...
UB Lecture on 'Tackling Climate Change' addressed by Italy's Ambassador & Minister Ferreira
- Jan 19, 2020 - 2:37:38 PM
Minister of the Housing and the Environment, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira
delivered opening remarks at a lecture held at the University of The
Bahamas, January 17, 2020. The lecture was presented by Italian
Ambassador to The Bahamas, His Excellency Armando Varricchio who spoke
on the topic 'Tackling Climate Change: What Italy and the European Union
are doing to help.' Minister Ferreira said The Bahamas is taking
several measures to deal with reducing the country's carbon footprint to
reduce negative efforts to the environment, including the elimination
of plastic bags, and looking into renewable energy sources. (BIS
NASA, SpaceX complete final major flight test of Crew Spacecraft
- Jan 19, 2020 - 2:30:20 PM
NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s
Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday. This was the final
major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts
to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew
The launch escape test began at 10:30 a.m. EST with
liftoff from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
in Florida on a mission to show the spacecraft’s capability to safely
separate from the rocket in the unlikely event of an inflight emergency...
Mnistry of Health on circulated video posted on social media
- Jan 19, 2020 - 2:16:30 PM
The Ministry of Health vigorously refutes the baseless and inaccurate
assertions made in a widely circulated video posted on social media and
the similarly false written statements by the MP for Englerston, the
Honorable Glenys Hanna-Martin (letter to the Editor, Nassau Guardian
The letter and video make multiple wild claims. Among
the allegations are statements that there are some 80 to 90 bodies
which have been thawing due to inadequate cooling resulting in a stench.
It is further stated that this is a consequence of a lack of diesel to
run the cooler, etc.
OAS General Secretariat on the Conclusion of the MACCIH
- Jan 17, 2020 - 9:41:57 PM
Today, the negotiations between the Government of Honduras and the
General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS)
regarding the renewal of the Mission to Support the Fight against
Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) concluded.
it was not possible to reach the agreements required for the renewal of
the mandate of the Mission, which is why MACCIH will end its functions
on January 19, 2020...
Disaster Reconstruction Authority meets with hundreds of Marsh Harbour residents
- Jan 17, 2020 - 3:16:27 PM
Hundreds of residents of Marsh Harbour were in attendance at a town hall
meeting Thursday night hosted by the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction
Authority and Local Government.
The Authority has been meeting
with residents of Dorian-impacted communities to update them on recovery
efforts and to hear their concerns.
Hurricane Dorian was the
strongest storm to hit The Bahamians. It devastated central Abaco. Many
homes and businesses were destroyed...
London Show Lands Film Business
- Jan 17, 2020 - 11:47:51 AM
The Bahamas Film & Television Commission ended 2019 with a
picture of success as its December trade mission landed film shoots and
inquiries for further film business in The Bahamas.
Commission, a division of the Ministry of Tourism, makes regular calls
on filmmakers and production companies through attending trade shows and
film festivals. As one of several commissions attending the two-day
Focus Location Guide show in London...
Band Ready! Urban Band to participate in Tampa MLK Parade
- Jan 16, 2020 - 11:10:02 PM
Members of the Urban Renewal Marching Band, their instructors and
chaperones, departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA)
Thursday (January 16) for Tampa, Florida, where they will participate in
the 31st Annual City of Tampa Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.
City of Tampa MLK Parade will be held on Monday, January 20, which will
be observed as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day across the United States
of America. Similar Parades commemorating the life and legacy of the
former Baptist Minister and Civil Rights Leader, will be held in cities
and states across the country.
US$1.5 Billion in financing and in-kind services pledged for Bahamas hurricane recovery
- Jan 16, 2020 - 9:42:17 PM
Private companies, Governments, regional and international
institutions, and philanthropic individuals have pledged approximately
$1.5 billion in financing and in-kind services to support recovery in
The Bahamas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
were made Monday at the Hurricane Dorian Private Sector Pledging
Conference organized by The Government of The Bahamas, in collaboration
with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...
Prime Minister Minnis: Government to review pledges and make decisions in the best interest of The Bahamas
- Jan 16, 2020 - 8:47:03 PM
It is up to the Government to carefully review the pledges received at
the recent Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference and decide what is best
for The Bahamas and for the people and communities in affected areas,
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today in his Keynote
Address to the 29th Annual Business Outlook.
At the Pledging
Conference, co-sponsored by the Government of The Bahamas and United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Bahamas received $1.5 billion
in pledges of financing, grants, technical assistance, intellectual
assistance, humanitarian aid and other forms of aid...
Digital Recording System to be reintroduced to the Bahamas Courts
- Jan 16, 2020 - 4:38:08 PM
With the assistance of the United States Embassy, a digital recording
system will be reintroduced to the Courts, Chief Justice Brian Moree,
QC, announced recently.
The Chief Justice said following a
review, the decision was made to follow the “judicial trend” and commit
to re-launching the system. “This is another part of the Courts’ new
technology platform and we expect to start with a pilot programme during
the first quarter, subject to sourcing the additional staff
requirements and completing the necessary training,” said Mr. Moree...